I discovered this robust Tuscan mushroom sauce when I attended a cooking class to learn how to make the lightest possible gnocchi. Ironically, the sauce is so rich and heavy that I didn’t want to serve it with gnocchi, but what a great sauce. Grazie, Paola! We love to serve it with a grilled veal chop and polenta.
The chopped vegetables are known as battuto. Traditionally they are hacked up with a curved knife called a mezzaluna, a knife that requires some exper